Students from CCM and McMicken College Collaborate on ‘Good Mourning’ Video Series

GoodMourningLogoThe University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and McMicken College of Arts and Sciences debut an original series of film shorts, Good Mourning, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Tangeman University Center’s MainStreet Cinema.

Good Mourning is set in a universe where death manifests itself as a government agency. Apathetic Andy Abramczyk is approached by two agents and given one last day to live as he chooses. In his final hours, Andy meets Charlotte, a teenage runaway who is in danger after witnessing a murder. A whirlwind of events brings the pair together, cultivating a friendship no one will forget.

Assistant Professor of Electronic Media (E-Media) Lakshmi N. Tirumala knew that he wanted to try something different for this fall’s Studio CCM class. Studio CCM enables selected seniors to work in collaboration with students and professional colleagues from across campus in bringing an aspect of E-Media to a creative performance. This could include collaborating on video production of a fictional narrative, drama or opera; digital projections for a concert, drama and musical production; or an audio recording and distribution of a CCM concert. He thought that a cross-college partnership would be great real-world experience for his students, so he pioneered an unprecedented collaboration uniting CCM’s Division of E-Media and Department of Drama with McMicken College’s Department of Creative Writing.

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UC Hosts Free Performing and Visual Arts College Fair for Creative College-Bound Students on Oct. 15

nacacPVAThe University of Cincinnati welcomes the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Cincinnati Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 7–9 p.m. at the Tangeman University Center Great Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

College-bound high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, graphic design and other related disciplines are encouraged to attend this informational event.

CCM will also be hosting “Choosing the Right Music School for You – The Fit Factor Workshop,” a special panel discussion from 5:45–6:30 p.m. in room 417 of the Tangeman University Center. Panelists from major music schools and conservatories, including the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University will discuss different types of music schools and how to choose the one to best suit your needs. Students and parents attending the NACAC fair are invited to participate in this discussion.

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CCM Faculty Honored During UC’s 2013 Faculty Award Ceremony

The University of Cincinnati has announced its 2013 All-University Faculty Award Winners and we are delighted to report that this year’s honorees include three CCM faculty members! Congratulations to Douglas Knehans, bruce d. mcclung and Miguel A. Roig-Francolí.

Learn more about their respective awards below:

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Award Winning Scenic Designer David Gallo.

Tony Award-Winning Scenic Designer David Gallo Visits CCM

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Last week, CCM’s Theatre Design & Production students were given a special treat: a visit from acclaimed scenic and projection designer David Gallo. With designs spanning the gamut from Broadway musicals to rock concert tours, Gallo’s work is highly respected in the field, evidenced by his Tony Award for Best Scenic Design, the Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Set Design (The Drowsy Chaperone, 2006).

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CCM E-Media Professor Kevin Burke Recognized at 17th Annual Communicator Awards

CCM E-Media Professor Kevin Burke

CCM E-Media Professor Kevin Burke

CCM’s Kevin Burke was recognized by the International Academy of Visual Arts with the Award of Distinction in the category of Commercials: Schools/Colleges/Universities for the PSA “The Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati: Experience It For Yourself” at the 17th Annual Communicator Awards. Burke is an associate professor in the Electronic Media Division.

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

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